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ABOVE CIRRUS

Pure Reason Revolution

 

Crossover Prog

3.76 | 71 ratings

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alainPP
5 stars PURE REASON REVOLUTION is the British rock band formed in 2003 distilling catchy and complex modern rock, space and post rock, crazy vocals, heavy guitar riffs, unhealthy progressive rock on grunge rock, on the border between PINK FLOYD , PORCUPINE TREE, LED ZEPPELIN and SMASHING PUMPKINS see NIRVANA. 10 years after their separation, this 2nd, 5th album since their debut, surfs between pop, new wave, electro and metal, but let's take a closer look.

'Our Prism' starts heavy with tribal pads and vibrating synth, nervous/spoken vocals, screaming and a changing tempo, modern electro psychedelic metal and innovative heavy riff. 'New Kind of Evil' change of sound with a melancholy atmospheric title; soft piano and explosion of synthetic sounds for a time then fusion of the two; Jon's voice wants to be moving and nervous in function, this hybrid side like a Tesla propels us from one to the other without time for reflection, a giant post-apocalyptic finale. 'Phantoms' for a radio edit heard in Paris, electro-disco atmosphere with airy Bowie voice, on an overboosted NEW ORDER, a darker DEPECHE MODE with progressive synth lines in the middle; supercharged post-electro; the final bass sends heavy, becomes hovering, prog and continues on 'Cruel Deliverance' post alternative tendency, mixed vocals for a dreamy relaxing title; it goes up on an atmosphere where the bass and the organ la PINK FLOYD tumble on a solo worthy of a lively PARADISE LOST, always a spoken finale worked and...

'Scream Sideways' follows with 10 minutes of angelic bliss; choirs, piano for the solemn instrumental intro, rhythmic and complex breaks, experimental composition confirming the progressive side, a little on the orchestrations of ALAN PARSONS and SMASHING PUMPKINS; it's divine, oriental, tribal, electro, la MOTORPSYCHO that I love; it rises in fusion on a NINE INCH NAILS, PINK FLOYD's 'Echoes' break, funky vocals for an incredible time then dark atmosphere, crystalline piano and choirs again before the explosive finale in 380 volts. 'Dead Butterfly' takes us back down, mixed choirs of three voices on a piano, the imprint of a PORCUPINE TREE emerges here but it's PRR much louder, more crazy and Jon leaves to sing on Billy's voice Corgan, sumptuous; distorted, aggressive, boosted sound, between light and dark, unhealthy and tribal, enjoyable what, the ultimate title leading to 'Lucid' melancholy melody where the dark combines with the light, where the voice mixes pleasantly with the instruments and backing vocals with the bewitching Chlo; condensed piece of electro rock art that PRR takes to the sky; the 2nd third rises, breaks, starts again, starts again in a divine way with continuous changes of the tempo. PURE REASON REVOLUTION released a short album with chained titles, a good point. PRR has mixed the substantial musical marrow of the metal, synth, electro and progressive sound that all progians dream of hearing... A dark, innovative, devastating fusion associated with clear music from which each note vibrates in your interior relentlessly.

alainPP | 5/5 |

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